Bylaw Amendment Webinar
December 6-8, 2023
In 1996, a group of Arizona school board members gathered together to form the Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus (HNAIC). Their goal was to ensure that the needs of Hispanic and Native students were known and addressed at the state level. The founders believed that representation on the Arizona School Boards Association Board of Directors was necessary to help achieve that goal, and through a change to the bylaws a single seat was added. It was progress, but it created a structural gap in representation that has lasted for 25 years. The seat alternates in two-year periods from a Hispanic representative to a Native American representative.
Your ASBA Board of Directors believes a change is long overdue and have submitted a change to the ASBA bylaws to create a seat on the ASBA Board of Directors so that a Hispanic AND a Native American representative can serve at the same time.
This webinar will help answer questions for all members by reviewing logistical information on the upcoming bylaw amendment, dates when voting will open and additional details on casting your board’s vote on behalf of the district.